Sub-port of Iligan seizes smuggled cigarettes in Lanao Del Sur

Sub-port of Iligan seizes smuggled cigarettes in Lanao Del Sur

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs-Sub-port of Iligan, together with the Criminal Investigation Detection Group Lanao Del Sur Provincial Field Unit, seized smuggled cigarettes at Barangay Matampay, Balagabagan, Lanao del Sur.

The operation resulted in the discovery of 650 reams of smuggled Fort brand cigarettes with an estimated value of P187,500.00.

Warrant of Seizure and Detention was issued against the subject goods pursuant to Section 1113 (Property Subject to Seizure and Forfeiture) of R.A. 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

The seized goods shall be turned over to the Enforcement and Security Service District Office of the Port of Cagayan de Oro for appropriate disposal.

Sub-port Collector Nasrudin Guro assures the public that the Port shall continue to fulfill its mandate of protecting the country’s borders against the proliferation of illicit goods.(Kiara Lauren Ibanez/BC/ai/mtvn)

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